Comments for the name Amethyst

Comments for AMETHYST:

There is an ancient Greek name, Amethystos. A Tegeat of the 2nd century.
-- Damis  3/3/2005
Amethyst was one of the 12 stones in the breastplate of the Hebrew high priest in Exodus 28:19. The Jewish name for the stone, "ahlamah", was derived from the word "halam", which means "to dream." It was supposed that wearing an amethyst while one slept would cause one to dream.
-- Saira Caered  4/5/2005
In the early Renaissance, the amethyst was believed to prevent evil thoughts. Not only that, the ancient Greeks and Romans believed that the amethyst would prevent intoxication.
-- Dark Whysper  8/21/2005

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